A “pest control” company is someone who offers services to control pest growth. A “pest” is anything that is regarded as unwanted because they either invades homes or businesses, increasing the risk of transmitting a disease or spreading an infection, or making people’s lives more difficult (either by making their health conditions worse or inconvenient). Therefore, pest control is the process of removing (by utilizing deterrents or eradication methods) or eliminating pests from your property or establishment of a business.
Pests come in all shapes and sizes and serve for a wide range of purposes. Common household pests are termites, which eat up wood and other materials. Other insects include cockroaches and ants, which are important sources of food for children and pets. Arthropods such as moths, flies, fleas and ticks are more often than not, regarded as disease causing agents. Some insects and pests cause less damage than others, but their removal can still be effective and sometimes easier, when performed by a professional pest control service. Examples of less damaging insects and pests include dogs, cats and spiders; birds and rodents such as raccoons, rats and mice; and smaller types of insects and pests such as cockroaches and flies.
It is not uncommon for exterminators to provide pest control through education. For example, if you have a garden where you have over-seeded, you may want to inform your exterminator of this, as this could lead to unhealthy conditions for your crops and plants. Another good method of pest control is educating consumers about the dangers of insecticides. Most consumers who purchase pesticides do so because they are required by law to (respectively) label and indicate whether or not the pesticide contains a known or potential environmental hazard, and (respectively) the potential health hazards associated with that product. You should always follow these guidelines so that you can fully protect yourself.
A lot of people also choose to hire pest control companies because it is quite difficult to get rid of pests on one’s own. For example, some insects are more difficult to get rid of than others. Bats, bees and wasps are common pests that many people find very difficult to eradicate on their own. Also, in some cases, certain insects are more likely to become resistant to various types of pesticides over time.
When hiring an exterminator to treat your home for pests, you will most likely need to purchase bait for them to use. This may contain some type of an insecticide or pesticide that will kill the pests, but will also keep them from returning. In order to ensure that your baits are safe, and won’t harm or damage any surrounding plants, you should only use bait which is made from organic materials. Also, keep in mind that some insects may be sensitive to certain types of pesticides, so it is important that you do not use poison bait to kill off pests.
Rodents and insects such as mice and rats can also cause damage to your crops. In order to prevent such damage from occurring, you should implement control pests methods that do not involve poisons. Keep in mind that when there are small animals present, they can easily access your crops and eat them, making it necessary for you to use exclusion techniques. You can easily employ exclusion techniques such as sealing off access points. However, if you have large animals in your yard (such as deer), you might need to hire professional services from a pest control company in order to safely trap and kill these animals.